We are currently investigating. It occurred overnight. I suggest that you contact Canada Post to get more info on this one. They can speak to the details, security measures in place, etc.
Probably will remind people to check mail every day so it doesn’t pile up and if out of town, have someone do it for you.
Mail is often targeted as it provides personal information that can lead to identity theft.
Sgt. Don Wrigglesworth
Identity theft and fraud
What is identity theft?
Identity theft refers to criminals stealing someone else’s personal information for criminal purposes. Identity theft can be:
unsophisticated, such as dumpster diving and mail theft
more elaborate, such as phishing or database breaches
Computer spywares and viruses also help thieves steal personal information.
What is identity fraud?
Identity fraud happens when criminals use stolen personal information. It is often used to commit another crime.
Criminals can use your stolen or reproduced information to:
access your computer/email
access your bank accounts
open new bank accounts
transfer bank balances
apply for loans and credit cards
buy goods and services
hide their criminal activities
get passports or receive government benefits
Actions you can take to protect yourself
be wary of unsolicited e-mails, text messages, telephone calls or mail asking you for personal or financial information
check your credit reports, bank and credit card statements and report any irregularities
shred personal and financial documents before putting them in the garbage
retrieve your mail on a regular basis to limit possible mail theft
when you move, notify the post office and your relevant financial institutions and service providers